Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Does Being an NBCT Mean to You?

In two weeks, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Conference will begin. With school and personal budgets being what they are now, many NBCTs are unable to travel to Washington D.C. to attend in person. However, NBPTS is providing some ways that you can still contribute and participate from the comfort of your own home.

One is by creating a video of what being an NBCT means to you. They are going to be running these videos at the conference.  Some things that you might want to consider is how it changed your teaching, how it impacted the way you positively reach your students, or how it changed your passion for teaching. It doesn't have to be a professional video just one that shares your thoughts on being an NBCT.

The videos need to be between 15 seconds and 2 minutes long. You can upload them to nbct.us/NBPTSDrop . More information can be found here:What being an NBCT means to you.

Another way that you can participate is through their virtual conference.The website states: The Virtual Conference offers all seven general sessions, two concurrent sessions to choose from during each of the concurrent session time slots through lunch on Saturday, and pre-recorded video and professional development to watch at your leisure.You can find the schedule and details at the virtual conference link above.

We hope that you will be able to participate in some capacity. Stay tuned for more updates and professional development.

Until then...

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